Other than the changes to the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and the Illinois False Claims Act, the 2011 legislative session has been rather uneventful in terms of state false claims act legislation.
However, in some late-breaking news from Ohio, Senate Bill No. 143 was introduced last week by state Senators Hughes (R-Canton) and Oelslager (R-North Canton) last week. Both Senators also sponsored a previous bill which died in the last legislative session.
The strong supporter of the legislation–he also supported the Ohio FCA as a state Senator in the last legislative session).
I don’t know how long the Ohio state legislative session is, but I hope it is long enough to get this important legislation passed. Stay tuned….
By Zachary Kitts on April 11, 2011 in State False Claims Act News, Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act, Virginia Whistleblowers
- Stay Tuned, Dear Readers….
- Deputy Attorney General Announces New Anti-Fraud Effort for Disaster Relief Programs
- Attorney’s Fee Awards in Virginia State Courts
- Discretion is the better part of valor…and it is also a big part of a qui tam practice
- The Taxonomy of Qui Tam Cases in Government Procurement
- A Look at the False Claims Act Case Against Lance Armstrong
- Update on the State Legislative Front — Maryland Delegate Sam Arora Introduces the Maryland False Claims Act of 2013
- Overview of state methods for using the money recovered from state false claims act prosecutions
- K&G Law Group takes Second Place in the Annual Virginia Lawyers Weekly feature “Top Settlements for 2012”